Legislation for the control of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in Europe dates back several centuries, with laws specifying criteria for STD notification, diagnosis, and therapy, as well as guaranteeing treatment and medical visits at no cost. However, there still exist gross differences among European countries in terms of the geographical distribution of facilities and resources and in patients' access to services. This paper describes the STD legislation of the past 10 years for 14 European countries and compares this legislation with that in Italy.
|Translated title of the contribution||Legislation in Europe and Italy for the control of sexually transmitted diseases|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health